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Joshua Leonard Quotes and Sayings

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I'm really proud of Blair Witch Project as a film,
but as far as the cultural phenomenon of it -
that was just weird luck.
- Joshua Leonard

Actors are such an insecure breed.
- Joshua Leonard

Pain is pain, joy is joy - you can't avoid bringing
pieces of yourself into a role.
- Joshua Leonard

Being behind a camera, in front of the camera,
is my own little deconstructionist niche.
- Joshua Leonard

 

We hit a stride where all self-consciousness disappeared.
- Joshua Leonard

I would love to direct some day.
It's a good job for a control freak.
- Joshua Leonard

We ended up with 19 hours of footage and had to narrow
it down to an hour and a half.
Our instructions were to film everything that came up,
including the more mundane moments.
- Joshua Leonard

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I've done almost 20 films and I still worry about not finding the next one.
- Joshua Leonard

I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies,
the indie scene will still be around.
I do think it's getting harder to get them seen though.
- Joshua Leonard

I ultimately have faith though, that good films will find their audience.
- Joshua Leonard

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles
that can affect you on a personal level.
I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see,
and in the ones I am a part of.
- Joshua Leonard

Even in the realest American cinema that I see,
there's still not that sense that this is reality.
There's still that sense that you are watching a movie.
And hopefully, if we did get our jobs right,
that sense disappears when you watch this movie.
- Joshua Leonard

Mike and Heather and I rapped once or twice in New
York and then we all wound up on a train together on the way out to Maryland.
I think it was about a month and a half from the time
we got cast until the time we shot the thing.
- Joshua Leonard

Sony could have $50 million and a sound stage and A-list
actors and never make the same film.
The constraints on this film became the essence of this film,
became the power of this film.
- Joshua Leonard

The first thing I do when I read a part is see if I
can identify emotionally with a character.
If I make that connection, everything else is just
working on knowing their life circumstances and manifesting
those through practice and research.
- Joshua Leonard

In horror, character development is often pushed aside
in favor of the shock value.
The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining.
You had a connection to the characters in that film.
- Joshua Leonard

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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